Amadio, Brodzinski, LaDue, Campbell up; Quick to IR, but no worries - LA Kings Insider

And, lo, the roster moves you were promised:

Forwards Michael Amadio and Jonny Brodzinski, defenseman Paul LaDue and goalie Jack Campbell have been recalled from the Ontario Reign, who went 1-0-1 over the weekend during a two-game Midwestern swing. To make room on the roster, the Kings placed Jonathan Quick (undisclosed) on injured reserve, retroactive to January 24.

If you hearken back those halcyon pre-All-Star days, you may remember that General Manager Rob Blake had indicated that the All-Star break would serve as the requisite time to get Quick rest and help return him to where he needed to be. “If we can get five-to-seven days here by the looks of it, we’re going to use it,” he said on Wednesday.

Blake also confirmed at Scotiabank Saddledome that Quick would have to miss the first game out of the break because he was chosen to participate in the All-Star Game but did not miss a game due to injury leading into it. The Kings were unable to make a roster move affecting Quick prior to the All-Star break due to what Blake described as “roster restrictions,” and as a result Quick backed up Kuemper in the 2-1 overtime win. Because he was technically in the lineup, that game did not serve as the mandatory game missed to fulfill the league’s requirements for missing the All-Star Game.

As such, Darcy Kuemper is expected to start the opening game out of the break at Dallas on Tuesday with Jack Campbell backing him up. The understanding is that Quick should be available for Thursday’s game in Nashville.

At practice on Monday in suburban Dallas, Quick and Kuemper received virtually all of the work at the opposite ends of the rink. More on the subject will be shared by John Stevens after practice.


The press release, via the Kings:

The Los Angeles Kings have recalled forwards Michael Amadio and Jonny Brodzinski, defenseman Paul LaDue, and goaltender Jack Campbell from the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today. Also, goaltender Jonathan Quick has been placed on injured reserve, retroactive to Jan. 24.

Michael Amadio appeared in two games during his assignment to Ontario, posting two points (0-2=2) extending his point streak to 19 games with the Reign (9-21=30). In 13 games with the Kings this season, he has three points (2-1=3) and four penalty minutes.

Jonny Brodzinski played in two games during his assignment to Ontario, recording one point (1-0=1). He appeared in 23 games with the Kings this season, recording two points (2-0=2), a plus-1 rating and six penalty minutes.

Paul LaDue recorded one point (0-1=1) during his two game assignment to Ontario. He made his NHL season debut Jan. 24 in Calgary, going scoreless with 11:44 TOI. He has played in 23 games during his NHL career, posting eight points (0-8=8) and four penalty minutes.

Jack Campbell has played in 22 games this season with Ontario, posting an 11-7-3 record, .920 save percentage and 2.63 goal-against average. As of his recall, he is on a five game point streak with the Reign (4-0-1).

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.